The Magnum Digest: January 4, 2019
Last chance to enter the Portrait of Humanity Award, David Seymour in The NY Review of Books, Olivia Arthur on motherhood, and more from Magnum photographers this week
Last Call for Entries to the Portrait of Humanity Award
Judged by Magnum photographers Alessandra Sanguinetti, Jacob Aue Sobol, and Newsha Tavakolian, the Portrait of Humanity Award seeks work that shows there is more uniting us as people than there is setting us apart. You can submit your work and have a chance to be part of this far-reaching collaborative photography project, a collaboration between Magnum Photos and 854 Media, publisher of the British Journal of Photography. 200 shortlisted images will be featured in a book, while the 50 winning photographs will be exhibited internationally.
Entries to The Portrait of Humanity Award close this Tuesday, January 8. You can find out more, and enter the competition here.
David Seymour on The New York Review of Books
On the occasion of a retrospective of Magnum Photos co-founder David ‘Chim’ Seymour‘s work at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, the New York Review of Books looks back at significant moments in his career, his famously empathetic approach, and the history behind some of his most memorable images. You can read the feature here.
Olivia Arthur’s Documentation of Motherhood on Refinery29
Following Magnum’s 2018 HOME exhibitions, Olivia Arthur spoke to Refinery29 about preparing for motherhood and the emotional processes of anticipation and meditation that come with it, as documented in her own instalment of the multi-photographer HOME project. Read the feature here.
Politico features Enri Canaj’s Work on Immigrants in Italy
In the face of increasing resentment toward African refugees in southern Italy, Politico has published a selection of Enri Canaj’s work in the region. Canaj, whose work has often dealt with issues surrounding migration – spurred by his own upbringing as an immigrant in Athens, Greece – continues to document Europe’s unfurling refugee crisis. You can read an interview with Canaj about his work in Italy here, about his wider practice here, and see the Politico feature here.
Constantine Manos in Columbia Metropolitan
Constantine Manos, a native of Columbia, South Carolina, was interviewed by the city’s Metropolitan magazine. The interview looks back over Manos’ career and life, from his high school-age move into photography, his musical ‘in’ to the industry, and the pivotal role that his early work on the state’s Daufuskie Island played in his photographic development. Read the interview here.
Eve Arnold is Listed as One of the World’s Most Influential Women Travellers
Condé Nast Traveller included Eve Arnold in its line-up of the most influential women travellers of all time. Enjoy this short and illuminating insight into her life here. Look at images from her book, The Unretouched Woman, here.
Thomas Hoepker speaks with The Business Times
The German Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker, who has been photographing since his first commission in 1960, discusses his route into the genre, the allure of shooting on digital, and his iconic Muhammed Ali portrait which became the cover of his photobook, Big Champ. Read the feature here.
Sohrab Hura’s latest book in The Hindustan Times’ Most Interesting Reads of 2018
India’s English-language daily included Sohrab Hura’s Look It’s Getting Sunny Outside!!!, in their list of 2018’s best books. Paroma Mukherjee, the paper’s photodesk head, gives her reasons for including the title in the list here, and you can see more of the photographs from the project on Magnum, here. Hura’s set of books, The Sweet Life, which includes Look It’s Getting Sunny Outside!!!, is available now on the Magnum shop.
Ralal Milach’s Top Three Projects of 2018 for BJP
The British Journal of Photography asked 2018 Magnum nominee Rafal Milach to select three of his favourite photographic projects from last year: stories exploring the human body and urban landscape in Hungary, racial politics and architecture in St Louis, and a fundraising initiative for subjects involved in conflict in Ukraine. Read about Milach’s choices here, and learn more about his practice, on Magnum, here.
Magnum Photographers’ Portraits of the Elderly, on Zeit
Magnum members are renowned for their diverse approaches to photography and have, over the decades, often turned their lenses upon the elderly. Whether as the focal point of a project, or as a part of a wider body of work, the variety of images curated here by Zeit conveys the breadth of vision within the Magnum collective.